This week, Genesis—the fairly-newly-minted luxurious model from Hyundai—introduced it’ll begin promoting their wares in Europe beginning this summer time, and as we speak their social media accounts teased the camouflaged derriere of a wagon model of the G70 sport sedan.
Naturally, we’ve no hope of getting this automobile in North America, as a result of SUVs are the place the cash is. “We’ve plenty of thrilling new merchandise coming to the US this yr, together with the GV70 SUV, new G70, and extra,” stated a Genesis consultant, rising our adrenaline stream earlier than shattering our desires with: “I can undoubtedly verify that the G70 taking pictures brake is not going to be coming to the US at the moment.”
Not that we actually have cause to be shocked or upset, as a result of though 1000’s of MotorTrend readers and automobile lovers love station wagons, the nice unwashed car-buying lots do not. Crossovers and SUVs are the place the market and the cash are. (Foolish rabbit, wagons are for Europeans!)
Nonetheless, when you think about that the G70 is (or, a minimum of till 2022, was) supplied with a guide transmission… and Genesis is probably providing not only a G70 wagon, however a stick-shift G70 wagon to foreigners throughout the Atlantic, effectively, it is like lemon juice on an open scab. Heck, we solely have to attend 25 years to import considered one of these long-roof G70s, proper? 2046 is not that far-off…
Regardless, we’ve to admire Genesis for making a G70 wagon, even when it’s only for overseas shores: It reveals an admirable dedication to giving the European market what it desires. (Mum or dad firm Hyundai already makes the I30 premium hatchback there, which is a reasonably darn first rate Golf clone.) Additionally, kudos to Genesis for marching into Europe so quickly. It wasn’t till 2008 that Infiniti went to Europe, ten years after the model’s inception, and after failing spectacularly, it pulled the plug final yr. Let’s hope Genesis does higher—possibly the wagon will assist. And possibly, simply possibly, it sometime will make it to our shores.